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Welcome to the ibekwe law blog

Imagine you are on a road trip. You have been traveling for a very long time and are drained emotionally and physically. As you get the key to your hotel room, all you can think about is resting your head on the soft pillow and drifting off to sweet sleep. But as you open the […]

Getting Started

My Family Will Take Care of Everything When I Die

I recently had the opportunity to visit Istanbul, Turkey and it was magnificent! Travel has always been a passion of mine. My parents planned for and took us to many countries. This travel bug is a running theme among my siblings and me today. You’ll often find one of us somewhere cool doing something. Mostly […]

Family, Uncategorized

Istanbul Stole My Heart!

Estate planning can be confusing, especially when it involves tax law. The good news is that Texas is tax-friendly and does not require an estate or death tax; however, it does require an inheritance tax. A federal estate tax is a tax paid based on the net value of the property of the deceased person. […]

Estate Planning

A Brief(ish) Introduction to Texas Inheritance and Estate Taxes